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of republicans, susan collins and olympia snowe, supported the stimulus package, they were virtually ostracized within their party. that is not the senate is supposed to work. i am quite convinced that it is not the way the senate will work going forward. host: we have a tweet from laura. she was to know how much of senate this function can be blamed on current leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell? i think they are terrible, she says. guest: they have been in a senate knife fight for too long. i think that is a problem. i cannot think the blame falls equally. i think senator mcconnell has pursued a relentless and deliberate strategy of obstruction from day 1. he acknowledged two years ago, three years ago, that his highest priority was to defeat and deny president obama a second term. that is not the way the senate is supposed to work. that is not the way our government is supposed to work. between elections, the government is supposed to do the nation's business. senator mcconnell and the republicans need to consider whether his leadership should continue. host: back to the phones. phyllis i
't they all just get along? we'll ask senator olympia snowe, fed up with the gridlock, and congressman chris van hollen stuck in the middle of it. >>> the blame game begin. mitt romney closes down headquarters. republicans wringing hands over what went wrong. >> don't tell me the republican party doesn't have outreach, we do. but what are we supposed to do now? are we supposed to, in order to get the hispanic and/or latino vote, did that mean open boarders and embrace the illegals? if we're not getting the female vote do we become pro-choice? do we start passing out birth control pills? >> where does the party go from here? we'll talk to virginia governor bob macdonald. plus other ballot issues, big victories for same-sex marriage and the fight to legalize marijuana. and late night gets the last laugh now that the election's over. >> well, it's over. and as usual, the guy from kenya won. >> president obama did well with women beating romney by 11 binders. >> florida tonight remains too close to call. so where's the good news, you say? here it is. the election was decided without them. >> you
with maine's republican senator olympia snowe, who's leaving the senate because she no longer felt it was a place she could get anything done. it's been a wild week, but we'll try to put it in perspective on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. we want to get right to the story in the middle east. , israel continuing to amass troops on the period with gaza. three israelis are dead, more than 50 wounded by rocket fire. the airstrikes go on. the question now, will the israelis send their ground troops into gaza? we're going first this morning to alan pizzey who is in tel aviv. allen. >> reporter: good morning, bob. overnight the israelis continued to pound positions in gaza. they've expand their operation away from just purely military targets into the hamas infrastructure. interestingly overnight hamas did not send any rockets into israel but they started again when dawn broke and around about lunchtime here in tel aviv, two long-range missiles were aimed at tel aviv, i
. >>> and there is a wild card in maine, independent former governor angus king, elected to follow olympia snow. he has not said which party he will vote with. >> obama re-elected. majority in the house and senate remain. marijuana legalized in two states, colorado and washington. gay marriage is legalized in maryland and maine. >> look at everything you listed, plus you look at the big role, latino population, played, and obama won the group by 70% you. have to wonder. heard the analysts talk about this all night. time for introspection in the republican party, because maybe slowly getting at a pace where the country is getting. a lot to deal with. the coverage of the election of president obama continues. >> we'll get some perspective on the campaign, the strategy and what lies ahead. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for
for elderly people who fall down. >> olympia snowe: we should be individually and collectively embarrassed about our failure. >> kroft: in march, republican senator olympia snowe of maine announced that she would not seek a fourth term, citing frustration with the institution. she is one of the last in a nearly extinct group of senate moderates who championed compromise. the others have died off, been defeated in party primaries, or resigned. snowe decided she could be more effective as a private citizen than as a u.s. senator. >> snowe: we weren't solving the big problems. and that's what really stunned me. >> kroft: i think the american public is just baffled as to why the congress, not just the senate, can't get together and come up with some solutions. why is it? >> snowe: you know, that's a very good question, steve. if you think about the objective of public service, it is to solve problems. we're not dealing with tax reform. we're not dealing with the debt ceiling crisis. we're not dealing with the automatic cuts. we're not dealing with expiration of the tax rates. i finally said on
's main republican olympia snowe's unexpected retirement from a body she described as hopelessly partisan. republicans will likely lose that seat. then there are the self-inflicted wounds like this comment from republican todd akin who is running in missouri. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> reporter: those words sparked an outcry, putting a victory over he democrat claire mccaskill, a top gop target in doubt. >> that was the gimmee. he said those comments, that race is very much in play. >> reporter: then there was this remark by indiana republican richard murdock, explaining why he opposes abortion even in cases of rape. >> life is a gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: gop operatives say that statement while inarticulate is in line with the feelings of many conservative voters. still, it may have opened the door for his democratic opponent joe donnelley. >> now, again, a misstatement, a misstep, and suddenly his ele
's republican olympia snowe's unexpected retirement. republicans will likely lose that seat. then there are the self- inflicted wounds, like this comment from todd akins running in missouri. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> reporter: those words sparked an outcry. >> that one was kind of the give me. because he said those comments, that race is very much in play. >> reporter: and there was this remark by richard murdoch, explaining why he opposes abortion, even in cases of rape. >> life is a gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something god intended to happen. >> reporter: gop operatives say that statement, while inarticulate, is in line with the views of many supporters. >> a misstatement, a misstep. and suddenly his election is really in doubt. >> reporter: it's too close to call in massachusetts, where liberal favorite elizabeth warren, the former obama administration consumer advocate, is trying to win back the seat scott brown lost in 2010. polls in vi
. in maine, angus king won the seat being vacated by olympia snowe. for more analysis on the state of the congress, here's senior political reporter. >> reporter: president obama will not have long to celebrate his election night victory. congress will soon be coming back to debate the fiscal cliff. this is the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes that economists say could plunge the united states into recession if it takes effect at the end of the year. now, house speaker john boehner says they are looking to kick the can down the road. he doesn't want to deal with a lame duck congress, but that's our next big fight. there will also be a big fight in the republican party. republicans will look at what happened in this election and try to figure out what's next. some will say we've nominated two straight relative moderates. john mccain and mitt romney. and we've lost both times. the lesson they will take from that is it's time to move to the right. it's time to have a true believer as the party standard bearer in 2016. other republicans will say, you know he what, we're getti
in the next segment. so the republican party lost two moderate women, kay bailey hutchison and olympia snow. is the republican party going to try to lure back women like that to run for the senate in the house? >> they need to. even when i ran for office in 2010, no one was out to recruit me as a woman. no one was out to recruit me as a black woman, and they need to revamp the nrcc on how they recruit. democrats are good at going out and seeking diversity. we seek the white, wealthy males that are a part of the establishment or have given to the establishment. >> if you look at the demographic after the election of the democrat and republican party, it says it all. the democratic party for the first time is majority women and minorities. the republican party the majority white male, and that's the story that's here. absolutely. in fact, our organization which has been endorsing and supporting moderate republican women for 38 years, when there is almost no one left to support. we lost judy biggert, who is the only pro-choice republican in congress. she just got defeated. so the secret of the
and massachusetts. >> get this? a wild card in maine, the former governor angus king was to replace olympia snow. he has not said what party he will vote with. >> some lobbying on both side to come over. that is for sure. what a fascinating night. it really was. don't think any one saw it. knew it would be close. popular vote does reflect that. awe. >> romney advisers, seemed lech they had no idea it was coming, blindsided by the results. >> analysts said both side thought they would win. one side would be happy. one side very much disappointed. it is what it is. that is our news for this half-hour. >> we'll leave you with some of the elections' most memorable images. you are watching "world news now." ♪ now." ♪ ♪ hi, i'm jon secada. did you ow that chronic hepatitis c affects approximately one million hispanic americans? each story is different, but for at least 20 years my father ner said how sick he was getting. he stayed silent, never talked over the options with his doctor. if he had, maybe i'd be visiting him at home, instead of here. if you still think there's's strength in silence, tal
by olympia snow. the one notable senate pickup for republicans in nebraska where deb fischer flibed ben nelson's seat defeating bob kerrey. democrats hold 51 seats and harry reid already called on republicans to end their "strategy of obstruction gridlock and delay." we're still waiting for the official results from the races in montana, nevada, and north dakota. mark halpern, if we go back to the top of that list, elizabeth warren versus scott brown, tight all the way. what did elizabeth warren do in the end to win? >> she ran as a democrat in a state where the president won by a big margin. >> that helps. >> very difficult. they knew if the president won by 20 seats or more, it will be difficult to overcome. she made very few mistakes. and now she'll become one of the leading voices in the senate for progressives around the country. >> what does she bring to the senate? >> she brings that passion. and from a real liberal left perspective in terms of economic issues. she is a consumer advocate. she will be aligned with bernie sanders the independent and several others on that side of t
. an independent has been elected in maine to succeed retired senator olympia snow. >> one of the closely watched most expensive races there. spending $68 million. >> elizabeth warren, a law professor and former obama administration adviser, she swept scott brown from office and vowed to fight for the middle-class. >> for every family that has been chipped and squeezed and hammered, we are going to fight for a level playing field and we are going to put people back to work. >> warren becomes the first woman elected to the senate from the state of massachusetts. >> she takes ted kennedy's seat back from scott brown, turns it blue again. democrats spent a lot on that race. trying to carve her out as a national figure. you will hear a lot from elizabeth warren. >> record number of women in the senate. 2013. 18 never happened before. >>> the ups and downs of the campaign have all led to this. what did the president do right what did mitt romney do wrong? >> up next, we sit down with our senior washington editor rick klein. all coming up on "world news now." ♪ so when i found out medicare doesn't pa
this presidential process when i was asking olympia snowe or asking a candidate about olympia snowe, are you glad she's in your party? he wouldn't answer. >> right. >> and then we asked haley who said, "hell, yeah. i'm glad olympia snowe is in our party and i wish jim jeffords was, too." even on his most liberal day, jim jeffords was going to get elected more than anybody in vermont. >> do you think -- what's the time frame here? is it that the republican party has perhaps a year and a half to sort of figure out what direction they're going to head in? a year and a half before the leaders of the republican party go to the front window of the club that they belong to, open up the drapes and look out on main street and see the reality of life in america today? >> this happens all the time. i mean, i remember getting elected in 1994. you know, "u.s. news & world report" had a cover talking about the end of the democratic party. you remember 1980. >> yeah, yeah. >> people were saying the same thing about the end of the democratic party. two years later in 1982, democrats had a massive landslide victo
. they have sent very important people like olympia snowe, to congress. they feel it is very important to move the process forward. that is the approach that i will take him and that is the approach that i think will be successful. >> moderator: steve woods? woods: over a two-year period, if you are a republican that only cares about that, you should vote for charlie summers. i guarantee that he will vote 100% of the time along party lines. cynthia gill will vote 100% along party lines. to quote abraham lincoln, we must vote for the candidate at all levels, local, state, federal. those that serve the common good and do not fall to the seductive voices of fear and armed with only the letters tran-seven to imus. we must put maine and country first. >> moderator: andrew ian dodge? dodge: i want to smack a few heads together and get things done. i am not fooled and harry reid or whoever leads the republicans in the senate. i can act on my own behalf and get together with people who agree with me on certain issues. i'm not going to be threatened with not getting any donations are being invited to t
by republican olympia snowe. >>> and the senate battle in massachusetts was among the most closely watched races last night. harvard law professor elizabeth warren beat incumbent republican scott brown. there will now be a record number of women serving in the u.s. senate. >> go, girls. and in missouri claire mccaskill managed to keep her senate seat. they say todd akin badly damaged his political campaign with his comments about pregnancy and rape, and we'll keep a close eye on michele bachmann. it looks like her seat is in jeopardy as well. >> and there was some backlash. >>> and we have all the state-by-state results online. for a closer look at that, check out >>> so what is next now that president obama has pulled off such a decisive win? >> and we're going tell you. >>> up next, the real story behind this election and what it could mean for the next four years. you are watching a special edition of "america this morning." you're watching a special edition of "america this morning." ♪ a portion of every bottle that they sell goes to fight ♪ ♪ breast cancer and i think that's
. >> olympia snowe is the outgoing republican senator from maine, a moderate. she says she is retiring in part because of dysfunction in washington. the senator joins me now. senator, you recently said senators should be individually and collectively embarrassed, those were your words, about their failure to work together to address big issues. based on the rhetoric we are hearing now from both sides, do you have any faith they are going to be able to do that, to work together to avoid this fiscal cliff? >> wem, i certainly hope so, anderson. it does not bode well based on what the president said on the eve of his election. as well as what speaker boehner addressed in his own remarks yesterday, and i know the president's going to be making a speech tomorrow. but it's critical that we begin to do so as soon as possible. the more we prolong the uncertainty and unpredictability, the more likely we are going to invite or trigger a financial crisis. we've seen what's happening even on the stock market. we never know. i think that's the point here. and the sooner that we can get back on track in hel
that done, mr. president. >> olympia snowe joins me now. senator snow, you said senators should be individually and collectively embarrassed. those were your words, about the failure to work together to work together to face big issues. based on rhetoric, do you have faith they will be able to work together to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i certainly hope so, anderson. i thought based on what the president said it bode well on the over of his election, as well as what speaker boehner addressed in his own remarks yesterday, and the president will make a speech tomorrow. but it's critical we begin to do so as soon as possible. the more we prolong the uncertainty and unpredictability, the more likely we will trigger a financial crisis. we have seen what's happened on the stock market. we never know. and the sooner we can get back on track, helping the economy, helping businesses make decisions for the future that will help generate economic growth, the better off we'll be. but the uncertainty is certainly a dangerous -- it's dangerous and we're in unchartered waters. >> do you see an
executive. he won the seat held by retiring republican senator olympia snowe, with 53% of the vote. the independent king kept voters guessing which party he'd caucus with. he made up his mind last week, the day before i spoke with him. welcome and congratulations. you've ran as an independent. now you've announced you'll caucus with the democrats. why not remain independent and why the democrats? >> the first preference was and i always said during the campaign i wanted to remain as independent as i could be as long as i could be. it was always subject to being effective on behalf of maine. i'm not doing this as a stunt. as i looked at the senate rules and the senate precedents and talked to people down here who have a lot of experience, trying to go it alone without affiliation with either caucus i think really would be almost impossible particularly in the sense that it would largely exclude me from the committee process. that's where the day-to-day work gets done. now the same answer really applies in terms of why the demate coras. number one, they're in the majority. they have
was olympia snowe, which was kind of nice. i'm going to try to get together with her before going down to washington next week. i did get a call, just a nice, very pleasant courtesy call from harry reid, not anything substantive. i've not heard from mitch mcconnell but i'm sure we'll have discussions with everybody down there. >> any washington republican reached out to you that was not named olympia snowe? >> yes, susan collins, our other republican senator had a good discussion with her last night. she's now the senior senator and i offered to get her coffee each morning, you know, as the junior senator. >> when you get to washington we'll see where you're heading. >> we'll be in touch, chuck. thank you very much. >> congratulations again. >> yes, sir, thank you. >>> i'm joined by the moderator of "meet the press." angus king will be an interesting player, david. he clearly would like -- he sounds like he wishes he didn't have to, that he would enjoy taking that power of being one independent senator. >> the streak of independence which i think a lot of senators would like to have, b
election, olympia snowe, kathleen sebelius were both in there. we wanted to also consider this notion, barbara lee who had been yourself a years ago we did the last round six years ago, her foundation talked about women governors. we wanted to look at some of the women governors who had been through some of barbara lee's training as a service pipeline to the presidency. >> we also made the observation that when a male is selected to senator shipp, immediately he is cast as a future presidential hope old. for example, scott brown hadn't even been sworn in in massachusetts and the url scott -- scott brown 2012 was very purchased. with so many women have been in washington are so many years as legislatures and working on porting work and yet their names never bubbled to the top were curious, why not? >> how did you decide you wanted to write this book? i mean, all three of you studied similar topics, but how did the book actually come about by >> your idea, ted. >> well, i guess it was my idea. i'd been a political nerd since i was, i don't know, my parents still remember my si
the favorite to replace olympia snow. in connecticut, former wrestling executive, linda mcmahon pursuing a seat for the second election cycle. reports show that mcmahan spent over $42 million of her own money on this race. a quinnipiac poll shows her trailing murphy. >>> in the state of virginia, former democratic governor tim kaine, former senator allen. >> wall street journal marist poll has kaine holding a three-point lead over allen 49-46. that well within the margin of error. they are tied statistically. elizabeth warren closed the gap on scott brown. the latest u-mass poll finds the race neck and neck. they're at a statistical tie. two other closely watched races pushes women's issues to the front. senator claire mccaskill is trying to defend her seat against todd akin whose memorable legitimate rape comment. mccaskill with a slight edge over akin within the margin of error. in indiana, treasure, richard mourdock defeated -- but he stump nld in the general election race against joe donlly when he said rape was something god intended to happen. >>> bill nelson holding a slight lead over re
. and winning a key race in virginia and maine. independent angus king won the seat held by olympia snowe. >> and the battle in massachusetts, elizabeth warren, beat incumbent republican scott brown. there will be a record number of women serving in the u.s. senate. >> go, girls. and missouri democrat, claire mccaskill was able to keep her senate seat. todd akin badly damaged his campaign by his comments on pregnancy and rape. and michele bachmann, we'll keep an eye on it. her seat is in jeopardy, as well. >> and there's some backlash. >>> we have all of the state-by-state results online. for a closer look at that, check out >>> and so, what is next now that president obama has pulled off such a decisive win? >> we're going to tell you. up next, the real story behind this election and what it could mean for the next four years. you'reh;ñ;ñ;ñ >>> i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to d
of olympia snowe who decided not to run for office because she is sick of the partisan ship. he's joining us on the phone from free port, maine. congratulations on a race run. >> thank you very much. it was long and difficult at times but came out well in the end. i'm feeling good about it. the answer to your question of why in the world would i get involved. jenna: sure, right. >> is you gave it -- you gave the answer in the question. i ran for the mirror image of the reason olympia snowe left. i just can't sit by and see one of our great institutions locked up and not working because we've got some real problems in this country, and unless we start talking to each other and finding some common ground, it's the public, it's the people that end up suffering and that's what i did as an independent governor and i hope i can nudge the senate in that direction in washington. jenna: how? >> well, it's really a question of trying to talk to both sides. i'm going to start -- the first meeting i'm going to have this week hopefully will be with olympia snowe. she called me last night and i'll sit dow
different -- olympia snowe, who is wildly popular in maine, do you think if she had been nominated again she would not be elected? there would not be a race. she did not want to -- she had it with trying to adapt to this new reality that involve the tea party people. the question is, which is going to dominate? fear or opportunity? if the focus is on opportunity, then i think the republicans will start adapting. they will turn more and more to people like jeb bush, who will urge them to reach out to latinos, support immigration reform, do some things that right now are anathema to the party because of the tea party types. on the other hand, if they are afraid that by modernizing that it will lead to a electoral defeat then they will continue opposing the kind of changes that they really need to make if they are going to be successful. >> gs? >> you mentioned the idea of adaptability. would you consider the tea party and their victory in 2010 and adaptation to the 2008 outcomes? based on your own research, they have had a lot of success based on the adaptation from 2010 by capturing the house
, olympia snowe. that group in the middle, it's vanishing and there are on both sides there are extremes as you all know kind of pushing back against the middle. i've always felt that that group in the middle is, quite frankly, the most powerful group because they're able to get to that 60-vote fleshhold and get things done so i'm hopeful we'll be a more tolerant, you know, open-minded party. >> there is speculation that brown could make another run for national if president obama names senator john kerry to his cabinet as a possible secretary of state or perhaps defense secretary. senator brown is also rumored to be a contender for massachusetts governor in 2014 but he insists his immediate future is focused outside of politics. >> my job is to make sure there is a smooth transition. there is not an opener for governor nor is there an opener for senator but there is an opening for a dad and a husband and that's the role that i want to play. >> by the way, senator brown added that his democratic colleague, john kerry, would make and to use his words, a "excellent secretary of state." we'
olympia snowe. how is this impacting out at the state department? >> this is one of the most sensitive topics. people feel very personal and take this in a very personal way, this attack. but then you also get foreign service officers on the sidelines who will say to you, "we are very concerned about security. we are very concerned about other soft targets out there." the department of defense and the state department are reviewing other compound right now to see if other benghazis could exist. there's a real question about the relationship between the c.i.a. and the state department, how they coexist in some of these locations and support each other. but we're really stuck in this lightning rod right now, this question of why the-- "the-- when we knew within the first 24 hours there was credible intelligence that suggested that's what happened i in benghazi. >> schieffer: let me ask the obvious question. why were they so reluckant to talk about terrorism? bob? >> reporter: the people i talk to at c.i.a. and others around town knew pretty early on there were elementes of islamicim radi
secretary of defense? >> he could go for olympia snow, who was on the intelligence committee. you could put snow over at defense. i think john kerry has a strong case to make for defense. putting a republican, it works with bob gates it could work again. >> william cohen too. >> absolutely. >> bob kerry for you joe tell me about bob kerry. he lost in the senate race. they owe him a favor? >> they owe him big time. if indiana is going to be the bread basket of the cabinet members, i say let's go outside that particular box. bob kerry of nebraska, war veteran, knows what it's like to be in combat, kind of an innovative thinker president of the new school in new york, very creative outside the box kind of guy to the point you don't know exactly what he's going to say. what's not to like about a wacky secretary of defense. he could be somebody who is -- he is a serious ideas guy someone congress can respect because they know him. he served in the congress many decades. he also is very good credibility on military. >> and somebody who could talk credibly about the weapons system that we need and
of a senate race in maine, angus king is heading to washington filling the seat of olympia snowe. he's not a democrat, not a republican, what does he do? jenna: democrats held on to the majority in the senate last night. republicans hold onto the house. not much has changed really, right? that's raising some concerns today about four more years of par ta so part son partisan fighting. there is one senator headed to capitol hill and he's not tied to bo one party. his name is angus king. he's taking the seat of olympia snowe who decided not to run for office because she is sick of the partisan ship. he's joining us on the phone from free port, maine. congratulations on a race run. >> thank you very much. it was long and difficult at times but came out well in the end. i'm feeling good about it. the answer to your question of why in the world would i get involved. jenna: sure, right. >> is you gave it -- you gave the answer in the question. i ran for the mirror image of the reason olympia snowe left. i just can't sit by and see one of our great institutions locked up and not working bec
. >> also retired republican moderate olympia snowe of maine. the senate has been in the hands of the democrat since 2006. >> we have more on what is changing and sustain the same in congress with our political -- and staying the same in congress with our political expert. what is your take on what happens in washington? >> i think that is a good question. on one hand, you have some who are coming in like elizabeth warren, someone who is considered to be a die-hard liberal taking the seat of our republican moderate. on the other hand, you have someone like claire mccaskill who is more of a traditional moderate. she had a serious challenge from republican candidate who completely went off the rails at one point. i remember some comments. but they are not all necessarily super liberal or more moderate. it will be interesting to see if this will be an interesting swing or not. it is hard to said. >> here we are the day after and we are taking a look at everything that has happened, and basically we have the same make up in congress. everyone is wondering, is anything going to get
cabinet. possibly retiring senator olympia snowe though it's unclear for what post. president obama made a quiet return to the white house last night. after his re-election celebrations in chicago. the obama campaign is still waiting to hear who won florida's 29-electoral votes. even though the outcome won't affect the election. with more than 8-million votes counted. the president holds a 46-thousand vote lead in florida. the official results are due by saturday. mitt romney wrapped up his long white house candidacy by visiting his campaign headquarters in boston yesterday. he thanked staffers and said he knows they gave it their best shot. campaign members say romney and his wife ann were very gracious in defeat, and there was no sense of finger-pointing over the loss. a longtime friend said romney felt badly that his message about turning america around and solving the nations economic issues hadnt resonated with a broader audience. with the election behind him president is now focusing on brokering a deficit-reduction deal to avert a looming fiscal crisis. lawmakers from both parties
of them was olympia snowe. >> he just got off to a poor start. unfortunately, the wrong foot. and set the tone for the remainder of his administration. had only begun. >> she believes the president missed a crucial opportunity to engage republicans early on. >> i'm not so sure that he truly understands the relationship and the interaction that occurs between the president and the legislative branch. >> with hindsight, his closest aides admit room for improvement. >> there wasn't a whole lot of time left over for sort of hand holding and schmoozing. perhaps we should have made more time for it. but at the time it seemed like he was spending his waking hours doing what he was supposed to do. >> republicans howled the spending was too much. and when unemployment blew past the administration's 8% projection -- >> i made a bad forecast. >> republicans slammed it as a failure. >> it turned out that the hole we were trying to dig ourselves out of was deeper than we had anticipated. >> years later the nonpartisan congressional budget office would find that the stimulus or recovery act saved o
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